Abrasive Brushes for Finishing by Hand or on Machine
Norton, a Saint-Gobain brand, has added to its Blaze line with a series of nylon abrasive brushes made with high-quality ceramic grains to ease integration into automated machinery, machining centers, transfer lines, robotic cells and other specialized machinery as well as portable power hand tools.
Norton, a Saint-Gobain brand, has added to its Blaze line with a series of nylon abrasive brushes made with high-quality ceramic grains to ease integration into automated machinery, machining centers, transfer lines, robotic cells and other specialized machinery as well as portable power hand tools. The Blaze brushes, according to Norton, are ideal for both internal and external part finishing for applications in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries.
These nylon abrasive brushes feature a self-sharpening ceramic alumina abrasive with high point endurance and improved micro-fracturing properties that provide a faster cut. Even distribution of the grain throughout the filament ensures consistent cutting and finishing throughout the life of the brush. The filaments are heat- and stress-resistant, offering longer brush life and high conformability to irregularly-shaped surfaces. The filaments bend at various angles to fit contours for a more uniform surface and optimal performance on a variety of complex part shapes, without requiring ultra-precise programming and fixturing.
The Norton Blaze brush line is available in a variety of configurations in brush diameters ranging from ¼" to 14" depending on brush type. Radial wheel brushes are designed for final finishing and sharpening precision parts during production; edge radiusing and cleaning; and finishing and polishing surfaces including ferrous and nonferrous materials. Narrow-face wheel brushes feature a small profile which makes them ideal for cleaning, polishing and deburring recessed areas such as small openings, slots and machined grooves.
Disc brushes are intended for deburring; edge radiusing; rust and scale removal; scrubbing and cleaning; surface prep; blending tool marks; and finishing and polishing.
Stem-mounted end brushes include a stem that enables mounting in a collet or toolholder for CNC machine or robotic use. They may be used with portable or power tools for deburring slots, small recessed areas and internal part features. Twisted brushes feature a solid steel shank for use in machine tools, drill presses and manual machine tools for deburring, cleaning, finishing and polishing within small-diameter holes.
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